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UAE may merge ministries post-coronavirus – Sheikh Mohammed

The UAE government held a three-day virtual summit to develop a post-virus strategy

Dubai family businesses seek VAT cut and government help to repatriate expat workers

Representatives of family businesses met with Dubai government officials last month

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 783 cases; Saudi reports 1,911 infections

Since the outbreak, the UAE has recorded a total of 19,661 cases

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UAE private sector employers cannot terminate staff infected with Covid-19 – ministry

Those infected with the coronavirus must be granted sick leave in line with the UAE law

BRF’s Sadia commits to 1.4 million meals across the GCC amid Covid-19 concerns

The company has set up a Covid-19 Response Fund worth $1m and has collaborated with government entities and charitable associations to assist regional communities

Message from the top: Ismail Al Hammadi, CEO, Al Ruwad Real Estate

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

UAE’s Danube Group donates Dhs1m worth of food kits amid virus concerns

Distribution will take place from their warehouse facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah

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UAE reports 553 new Covid-19 cases, death toll rises to 174

The total number of cases in the country has risen to 16,793

UAE reports 546 Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

The Covid-19-related death toll has now risen to 157

Dubai’s F&B outlets say they are losing over Dhs1bn on a monthly basis

The two most significant issues causing negative cashflow problems are rental obligations and employee liability issues, say operators

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Saudi Arabia will enforce Covid-19 lockdown with tough penalties

Anyone who deliberately spreads the virus will be fined SAR500,000 and/or five years in prison

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UAE reports 462 Covid-19 cases; total crosses 15,000

Since the outbreak, 146 people in the UAE have succumbed to the virus

How the coronavirus will help reshape the construction industry 

The post Covid-19 era will face challenges in developing and managing urbanisation, reinforcing the value of investing in sustainable and resilient infrastructure

Virus may force Kuwait Finance and Bahrain’s AUB to reassess merger

Last year, Kuwait Finance House offered to buy Ahli United Bank in an all-share deal that was valued at about $8.8bn

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways slashes workforce to cut costs on virus

The company has about $100m in cash reserves and isn’t currently talking to banks about financing or seeking government aid

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UAE reports 549 new Covid-19 cases, says none of those recovered have been re-infected

The death toll has now risen to 98

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UAE reports 490 new Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths

Since the outbreak, the country has reported a total of 10,839 Covid-19 cases

Saudi signs $265m deal with China to fight virus

The deal will provide the Saudis nine million kits with a capacity to test 50,000 people per day

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad extends suspension of flights until May 16

The UAE suspended all international flights last month to contain the spread of Covid-19

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UAE conducts over one million Covid-19 tests, total case count reaches 9,813

The UAE reported 532 new Covid-19 cases and seven additional deaths on Saturday

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UAE reports 525 new Covid-19 cases, eight deaths

The total number of infections reported in the country has reached 9,281 with the death toll at 64

Saudi reports 472 new Covid-19 cases, 6 additional deaths

The total number of cases within the kingdom now stands at 4,934, which include 805 recoveries